The Guns & Yoga Podcast

The Guns & Yoga Podcast

Podcast weblog: A career in law enforcement is one of the most rewarding, challenging, and selfless professions out there. The Guns and Yoga podcast explores the intersection between the impact a first responder career can have on those on the job, their families, and the importance of adopting and maintaining a holistic lifestyle. Wendy Hummell is a seasoned law enforcement officer in the Midwest with close to 25 years experience. She is a LEO spouse, mother, and wellness enthusiast. She knows first-hand the difficulties this line of work can bring. For the past decade, Wendy has been exploring various ways to improve her emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical well – being. She continues to learn and has a passion for sharing these tools to improve the quality of life not only for herself and her family, but for all first responders. Wendy is a certified yoga and meditation instructor. She teaches yoga, mindfulness, and resiliency to first responders at her current agency where she works as the Health and Wellness Coordinator. She also teaches throughout the state of Kansas and other national platforms. Wendy retired from the Wichita Police Department in 2019 at the rank of Detective where she spent a majority of her career working persons crimes. The intention of this podcast is to add value, provide support, and share resources by providing a platform for honest conversations with first responders, family members, retirees, and wellness experts. Whether you are a law enforcement officer, work in corrections, dispatch, Fire, EMS, The Prosecutors Office, the Coroners Officer, are a member of the military, family member or anyone who supports front line workers, please subscribe today and hear hear the stories of these brave men and women, the challenges and difficulties they have faced; the wonderful programs, people, and resources available to support first responders.

Episodes

May 29, 2024 66 mins

Welcome to the Guns and Yoga Podcast

Today my guest is Dr. Renee Thornton.  Dr. Thornton is an organizational and crisis intervention psychologist, author, entrepreneur, military veteran, mom, and founder of Pathfinder Resilience.

She is passionate about building high performing cultures within the first responder professions,...

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Welcome to the Guns and Yoga Podcast

Today my guest is a former co-worker of mine, Police Officer Nate Schweitale. Nate has worked for the Wichita Police Department for the past 23 years and started the agency’s HOT team, which stands for Homeless Outreach Team. 

Nate is also now a consultant to other agencies looking to imple...

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Welcome to the Guns and Yoga Podcast.  My name is Wendy Hummell. 

My guest today is a true inspiration.  Her name is Katherine Boyle, and she created Beyond the Uniform and also hosts a podcast with the same name. Her mission is simple – to support police officers and their families. However, I believe her message and content is relevant to all first resp...

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Tactical Tip Tuesday

How will you upgrade in 2024? 

 

Today is Tactical Tip Tuesday where  I share a tip, tool, or dose of inspiration for your week.

LINKS:

Live Your Best Life Using Your Strengths - G...

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Surviving Retirement with Police Psychologist Dr. Medina Baumgart

 

Today, I have a guest who is a subject matter expert on the topic, Dr. Medina Baumgart, an in-house psychologist at a LE Agency and author of “Surviving Retirement: Finding Purpose and Fulfillment Beyond the Badge”. In her role as an in-house psychologist, sh...

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Welcome to the Guns and Yoga Podcast.  My name is Wendy Hummell. 

Before we get into today’s episode, I’d like to share a few things with all of you:

  • I will be presenting a couple of free webinars on Justice Clearinghouse. For those of you that don't know, Justice Clearinghouse is a peer-to-peer educational pla...
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What’s missing from the Public Safety Conversation – My Two Cents:

Welcome to the guns and yoga podcast.  My name is Wendy Hummell.  Today’s microcast is inspired by my belief that organizational wellness should be at the forefront of the public safety.

Lately I have been paying attention to what many of our local politicians in...

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Welcome to the Guns and Yoga Podcast. Today I am sharing a conversation I had a while back with Jennifer Boileau.  It’s a bit longer than our usual podcast because in the second half Jen leads us through a practice, so keep in mind that at around the 1 hour and 10 minute mark we transition into the practice. 

Jen is a trauma informed yoga and mindfulness instructor who teach...

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Tactical Tip Tuesday

The Intersection of Wellness, Peer Support, and Leadership

 

Today is Tactical Tip Tuesday where  I share a tip, tool, or dose of inspiration for your week.   This week I want to talk about the interconnectedness of wellness, peer support and leadership. Here are a ...

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Today’s episode is a special one for a few reasons. I speak with a dear friend of mine, Kim Colegrove. Kim and I met back in 2017 and I am a better person today for knowing her. Kim is also the first podcast guest to come back on the show a second time, so if you missed the first episode with Kim back in 2021, I encourage you to check it out. 

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Tactical Tip Tuesday:

Share Your Unique Gift with the World!

Today is Tactical Tip Tuesday where  I share a tip, tool, or dose of inspiration for your week.  This week I want to talk about sharing your unique gift with the world.   

Later this week, my podcast with Kim Colegrove will b...

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In this micro-cast we discuss the unwritten credo of "strength in suppression", which is often prevalent in first responder professions, and how it is not sustainable long term.  We also address the need for "depth work" throughout our careers, but especially as we transition to retirement which can look like; therapy, peer support, family support, spirituality, and self-care. This retiree masterclass is a call to action for you, y...

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Today I speak with Courtney from Heroes Financial Coaching.  As a police and veteran wife, she is familiar with the stress of these professions and helps first responder and veteran families reduce stress due to finances.  

Courtney and her husband had years of credit card debt, car payments, and student loans, but were able to overcome their debt and purchase their dream home. 

H...

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August 13, 2023 4 mins

We’re back!

 

After taking some time off this year we are back with new episodes and great guests.  In this very brief episode, I share my gratitude and appreciation for the listeners and the reason for the break. 

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Welcome to the Guns & Yoga Podcast. Today's guest: Shaye Molendyke - Shaye Molendyke is a retired Lt. Colonel with the US Airforce.  She is a trained mental health counselor, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist. Shaye has experience in teaching yoga on US military bases across the nation and has seen first hand how the tools of yoga support healing.  Shaye coordinates and teaches in the Warriors Program...

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February 15, 2023 62 mins

 

Welcome to the Guns and Yoga Podcast, my name is Wendy Hummell and today I talk to Vance Row.  Vance and I first met last year at the National FOP Wellness Conference in Nashville, TN.  He is a fellow Yogi, so as you can imagine, we became fast friends. Vance is a former police officer and he now works as a police and fire dispatcher. He found the tools of yoga to be very beneficial in his own healin...

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Welcome to the Guns and Yoga Podcast.  My name is Wendy Hummell.  Today I share a conversation I had with Kyle Stubbs.  Kyle is a police officer in British Columbia, Canada, has experience as a paramedic, a husband and father.  Kyle and I discuss the work he’s doing outside his full time job as a first responder coach.  Kyle shares how his own experience in a mens group coa...

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As we continue this week with our Retiree Masterclass Series and explore the pillar of leadership, I wanted to share something I recently learned about that ties into what I wanted to discuss today.  As I shared last time, the first concept of the conscious leadership paradigm is Radical Responsibility; this entails taking charge of our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational well -being. ...

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Today you will hear a conversation I had with Karen Solomon, a pioneer on the first responder wellness front.  Karen is the founder of BLUE HELP, a non profit organization that started tracking LE suicides in 2016.  The organization also aims to reduce mental health stigma through education, advocate for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, acknowledge the service and sacrifice of LE ...

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The Second Mountain - A Masterclass Series

Welcome to the Guns and Yoga Podcast, my name is Wendy Hummell. In today's Microcast I’m kicking off the first in a series on retirement, and even if you have a ways to go before retiring, I encourage you to listen because I think you’ll find this helpful.   

The inspiration came from...

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